Aaaand the shop is connected to the outside world! Wooo! Having a little connectivity might seem like some everyday mundane shizzle, but for me it's the chance to finally be centralized. You don't even know. Up until this moment, I have been running between my shop and my apartment, collecting deliveries, making art, printing film, fulfilling orders, doing inventory... back and forth, back and forth, back and forth... gets tiring, man! All that running back and forth. All of a sudden I can do everything from one spot, and it's beautiful.
I love being at Kinky HQ. I can have the shittiest, most soul crushing day at the day job. Getting bitched out by jerks. My energy is drained, my outlook is negative. But something about KKHQ gives me new life. It's my own little universe. Even if I tell myself, nah, not today. Not gonna do shop stuff today. I need a night off. If I dare set foot in here, I immediately find a new groove and am amped up and can't wait to complete my next job. I really love everything I do here. Packaging up orders. Finding new rad stuff to peddle. Making shirts for you people is a thrill. Doing that last squeegee pull and boxing up the order gives me great satisfaction. I don't care how nerdy I sound. This is my dream. And watching it take shape day after day is pretty incredible. Like, I can't believe I'm allowed to do this.
I don't know why I waited so long. Fear? Uncertainty? I mean I still have all those things, but it's more like the feeling when you're about to jump out an airplane for your first free-fall than an immobilizing nightmare. Not that I've ever done the parachuting thing, but after this, maybe I will, mama. Maybe I will.
Anyway, this post is super rambley, just like my other one. I'm like a kid at Disneyland. I wanna go on all the rides and notice all the little details! EAT ALL THE CANDY!!!! This is the first time I've fired up the computer in the shop and saw everything worked. What a thrill! Believe it or not, I can't wait to dive into all the boring business stuff that makes a business elevate beyond hobby or lip service. This is it. Let's do this!
I gotta go coat some screens now so I can print limited edition Radioactive Chickenheads shirts tomorrow and some fish shirts for my neighbors. I gotta write to Pixelheap to help me give this Web site some more interactive features, like giving you the ability to share this dumb post on FB!! hahaha (YOU KNOW YOU WANNA!)
I gotta do so many things and I can't wait to do them all!! YESSSSS!!!